Dreamy Photos of Elliott


Since big brother is camera-shy again these days, Elliott has had to be such a trooper while I snap photo after photo of her. I made her this dress a month or two ago with the intention of doing kind of a dreamy-feeling little photo session with her.  It's been hanging in her closet ever since.  Until today. The dress is simply a variation of my halter top tutorial.  I used leftover quilt squares from when I made her rag quilt and pieced together the skirt.  Then I added folded layers of … [Read more...]

Summertime Kids


Wow.  I haven't posted in a very long time.  I'll try to get back on track now! Since I posted last, we've been staying busy with end-of-the-schoolyear activities and adjusting to our summertime schedule.  Alex finished first grade and is thoroughly enjoying being out of school.  He has a notebook for the summer that he writes a story in each day.  We'll be working on handwriting, multiplication and division over the summer. Elliott, well...she's Elliott.  A fireball.  A handful.  A … [Read more...]

Our Easter Weekend


Our Easter weekend was busy and so fun! Nothing out of the ordinary, but I wanted to share some pictures of the kiddos. Dad and Alex started off the weekend shooting the airsoft guns that Alex got for his birthday. He looked soooo cute in his safety glasses!  Just look at how the straps poke his ears out! After a few hundred rounds of plastic pellets were shot, we had a little egg hunt at my in-laws'. I thought I would try to get some shots of them in their … [Read more...]

In bloom


Please pardon my delinquency on posting!  With spring break, a trip out of town and just catching up on cleaning up after said break and trip...well, I just got pretty negligent of taking pics and posting.  My apologies. Today, after our 70% chance of rain dropped to 0% and the sun came out, I grabbed the camera and took a few shots of the flowers that spring has brought to life. Here's our lovely state flower.  We've got tons of them in the back yard and we can't/won't mow until they've … [Read more...]